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Springfield, Missouri

Summer Programs


    Summer is an excellent time to develop dance technique, as students are not distracted with the stresses of school. Springfield Ballet offers summer camps, intermediate and advanced level summer intensive options, and afternoon/evening classes, which allows students to continue their ballet training while enjoying their summer break.

    Registration will open during the spring.

    For information about returning to our studios after COVID-19, please visit our School FAQs page.

     


    Camps

    Springfield Ballet offers in-studio summer camps and intensives for all ages of dancers in July.

    For the youngest dancers, Fairy Tale (ages 3-5) and Prince and Princess (ages 6-9) Ballet Camps allow children to experience dance class and learn about other artistic aspects that are a part of ballet such as music, drama, and dance history. Dancers have dance class, craft and story time, snack and nutrition education, and more each day in these week-long, half day camps.

    Older dancers (ages 7-14) may participate in the Plié Ballet Camp. Daily ballet technique class is taught as well as classes in other dance styles including modern  and improvisation, choreography, and stretch and strengthen. Other learned subjects include musical theatre, nutrition, anatomy and physiology and dance history during this week-long, full day camp.

    Each camp concludes with a performance and special presentation by the dancers for their parents and guests. For summer 2021, end-of-camp performances may be live-streamed and/or recorded due to studio capacity restraints.

    Summer 2022 camp dates:

    • Fairytale Camp (ages 3-5): TBD
    • Prince & Princess Camp (ages 6-9): TBD
    • Plié Ballet Camp (approx. ages 7-14, by placement): TBD

    Summer Intensives

    For more serious dancers, Springfield Ballet offers two summer intensive opportunities:

    For intermediate dancers, a junior intensive option (approx. ages 9 and up, Ballet 3 & Ballet 4) provides a first-step in the intensive world, giving them experiences throughout the week that challenge them as a dancer while still being age-and-ability appropriate. Dancers have technique and repertoire classes, learn about ballet history, enjoy elective dance style classes in modern and jazz, and experience improvisation and character classes.  The Junior Intensive concludes with a performance and special presentation by dancers for their parents and guests (may be live-streamed and recorded only).

    For dancers in advanced levels (approx. age 12+, Ballet 5 and up), Springfield Ballet offers a senior intensive opportunity which dance and dance-related instruction each day by Springfield Ballet faculty, along with regionally and nationally-recognized guest artists. Disciplines covered include classical ballet, pointe, modern, improvisation and repertoire. This summer intensive concludes with a performance and special presentation by dancers.

    Summer 2022 intensive dates:

    • Junior Summer Intensive (approx. ages 9+, by placement): TBD
    • Senior Summer Intensive (approx. ages 12+, by placement): TBD

    Class Session

    Springfield Ballet’s class session mirrors the semesters offered in both fall and winter/spring. A condensed class session in the summer allows students to continue their training while still allowing time to rest and enjoy summer vacation. Summer 2022 class sessions are TBD.


    Stay in Shape classes

    Taking several weeks off from classes can be detrimental to a dancer's ability to maintain and progress technique, especially once the dancer reaches intermediate and advanced levels of technique.  To help with this, Springfield Ballet offers Stay-in-Shape classes for upper level dancers. 

    Click Here to Register for Stay in Shape Classes

    New to Springfield Ballet? Complete our Pre-Registration Form to help us assist you in proper placement, here.